Saturday, October 01, 2011

CFP PCG 2011 Second Call

6th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games: 
The Nature of Player Experience

We hereby invite scholars in any field of studies who take a professional interest in the philosophy of computer games to submit papers to the 6th International conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games, to be held in Madrid, Spain, on January 29th-31st 2012. 

Accepted papers will have a clear focus on philosophy and philosophical issues in relation to computer games. They will refer to specific examples from computer games rather than merely invoke them in general terms.

The over-arching theme of the conference is The Nature of PlayerExperience. 

Over the past decade, the topic of player experience has attracted attention from a multitude of disciplines and practices focusing on computer games. For this conference, we are soliciting proposals that examine the philosophical underpinnings of player experience from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to those mentioned below.

- Imagination and interpretation
- World, space and experience
- Technology, process, and experience
- Experience of time in computer game play
- Embodiment and player experience
- Emotions and player experience
- Perspectives on aesthetics and player experience
- Perspectives on ethics and player experience
- Methodological and epistemological considerations on studying playerexperience

We invite abstracts of maximum 1000 words including bibliography. If your submission falls under one or more headings, please indicate which ones. The extended deadline for submissions is 17:00 GMT, October 15st, 2011. 

Please submit your abstract in PDF format through All submitted abstracts will be subject to double blind peer review, and the program committee will make a final selection of papers for the conference on the basis of this. 

Some papers may be accepted for alternative forms of presentation, such as poster sessions, workshops, or demonstrations. A full paper draft must then be submitted by January 1st, 2012 and will be made available on the conference website. There will be an opportunity to revise the paper after the conference. 

Notification of accepted submissions will be sent out by November 15th, 2011.

This conference will be organised in conjunction with Madrid GameConference. The conference website is at http://2012.gamephilosophy.orgIn the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the program committee at

Olav Asheim
Euridice Cabanes
Gordon Calleja
Patrick Coppock
Olli Tapio Leino, program committee chair
Anita Leirfall
Daniel Parente
John Richard Sageng

Call for Papers AH 2012

The Third Augmented Human International Conference (AH 2012)
Megève, France, March 8th - 9th, 2012 

The third Augmented Human (AH) International Conference will be held in Megève on March 8th and 9th 2012 after being in Tokyo last year.

The AH international conference focuses on scientific contributions towards augmenting humans capabilities through technology for increased well-being and enjoyable human experience. As for AH'10 and AH'11, the proceedings of the conference should be published in theACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series. As the conference venue is an upper-class ski resort with many art fans, a special Augmented Human and Art (AHA) exhibition session open to the public should be organised on March 10th and 11th if enough demonstration and art material are accepted to the conference. The art researchers may choose to put on sale theirart material exhibited during the exhibition session.

Scopes and Interests:The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Augmented and Mixed Reality
Internet of Things
Augmented Sport
Sensors and Hardware
Wearable Computing
Augmented Health
Augmented Well-being
Smart artifacts; Smart Textiles
Augmented Tourism and Games
Ubiquitous Computing
Bionics and Biomechanics
Training/Rehabilitation Technology
ExoskeletonsBrain Computer 
Augmented Context-Awareness
Augmented Fashion
Augmented Art
Safety, Ethics and Legal Aspects
Security and Privacy

Submission Categories:

There are four paper categories to be published in the ACM digital library according to the ACM format :

1) short paper (4 pages, 15 minutes presentation during the AH conference on March 8th and 9th)
2) full paper (8 pages, 30 minutes presentation during the AH conference on March 8th and 9th)
3) poster paper (2 pages, poster presented during the AH conference on March 8th and 9th)
4) special demonstration/art material paper (2 pages, demonstration/art material during the public exhibition on March 10th and 11th)

Important Dates:

January 13th 2012 23:59 PST, all papers submission deadline (full, short, poster, demos...)
February 3rd 2012, author notification
February 10th 2012, camera-ready copy and ACM copyright submitted
March 8th and 9th 2012, scientific conference in Megève
March 10th and 11th 2012, potential augmented human and art public exhibition (to be confirmed)

Organizing Committee:

Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Jun Rekimoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hideki Koike, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
Tsutomu Terada, Kobe University, Japan
Pranav Mistry, MIT, USA
Guillaume Moreau, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Peter Fröhlich, FTW - Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria
Jacques Lefaucheux, JLX3D, France
Masahiko Inami, Keio Media Design, Japan
George Baciu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Ivan Poupyrev, Disney Research, USA
Jean-Louis Vercher, CNRS et Université de la Méditerranée, France
Hartmut Koenitz, University of Georgia, USA
Janet Murray, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ken Knoespel, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Gabriele Ferri, Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione, Università di Bologna, Italy
Patrick J. Coppock, Department of Communication and Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Digdem Sezen, Istanbul University Faculty of Communications, Turkey
Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen, Istanbul University Faculty of Communications, Turkey
Martin Rieser, Art + Design, DeMontfort University, United Kingdom
Mads Haahr, Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Kevin Quennesson, Multimedia Artist, San Francisco, USA
Noam Knoller, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Robert Strzebkowski, FB Informatik und Medien, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany
Udi Ben-Arie, Department of Film and TV, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Patrícia Gouveia, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
Ido Iurgel, Universidade do Minho/Centro de Computação Gráfica, Portugal
Damien Ehrhardt, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Karla Felix Navarro, School of Computing and Communications, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Dzmitry Tsetserukou, EIIRIS, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Masaaki FUKUMOTO, NTT DoCoMo Research Labs, Japan
Ken Endo, MIT, USA
Kentaro Fukuchi, Meiji University, Japan
Bogdan Stanciulescu, Mines Paris Tech, France

AH 2011 full information: